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Postdoctoral Scholar, Electrophysiology & Imaging in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Job ID: 31487
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated April 03, 2024

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The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.


Area: Electrophysiology & Imaging in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension

Start Date: TBD   

Salary:  $50,000.00 CAD per annum, plus University of Calgary Plan C health benefits

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences  in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Electrophysiology & Imaging in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).

Job Description:

A motivated Postdoctoral Fellow is sought to join a multidisciplinary team including neuro- and imaging scientists and clinicians, Bruce Pike, Zelma Kiss, Darren Clark, Davide Martino. The target project is newly CIHR-funded and focuses on development of a novel neuromodulatory target for dystonia. The candidate would map anatomical and functional connectivity in patients, using state-of-the-art MR imaging techniques. The trainee would have access to our new GE Ultra-High Performance (aka UHP) scanner, which leverages very strong and fast switching gradient coils to allow highly accelerated imaging and dramatically improved diffusion imaging. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) mapping and chronic human electrophysiological recordings from implanted DBS electrodes will also be used to map connectivity within networks in dystonia.  The post-doc will present at local and international conferences, have opportunities for teaching or industry relationships, and expand the project into new directions. Taking ownership of the work will allow them to apply for their own fellowship funding from local and national/international organizations, with the support of their network of mentors.


  • Must have a PhD with a strong background in electrophysiology or neuroimaging.
  • Be within 5 years of PhD completion and have a publication record in respected scientific journals.

Application Details:

•    Send CV and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Zelma Kiss at [email protected] or [email protected]

The terms and conditions of employment are covered under the UCalgary and PDAC Collective Agreement. To find out more about postdoctoral scholar program at the University of Calgary visit our Postdocs website.  

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Postdoc Careers website.

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